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How to identify and address CTO smells: Process

Oct 20, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: Addressing CTO smells: Process, How to conquer legacy code, Does your solution solve the right problem?, How we improved our estimates by 1082%.


the most common issues CTOs face and how to solve them


How to identify and address CTO smells: Process

Andy Skipper, CTO coach at CTO Craft, identifies the most common issues CTOs face—and outlines a solution for each.

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framework for tackling any codebase


How to conquer legacy code

Bill Sourour, President at Arcnovus, with a framework for tackling—and ultimately conquering—any piece of legacy code.

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engineers need to focus on understanding the problem before solving


Does your solution solve the right problem?

“If the mythical 10x engineer really does exist, it’s the engineer who is 10 times more likely to solve the right problem.” Brian Long, Product Engineer at Intercom, prescribes one cure for the many symptoms of a sidetracked engineer: to focus on understanding the problem.

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tips for better software engineering time estimations


How we improved our engineering estimates by 1082%

Andrew Askins, Co-Founder of Albatross, says, “For the last 6 months, we’ve poured ourselves into improving our estimating process. We’ve been trying different methods, tweaking and testing everything we can.” Here’s how his team creates (10x) more accurate estimates.

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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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